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Old 03-13-2015, 12:38 AM
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There was never any question that Star Citizen was going to be a massive game, both in scope and in file size. But Jeremy Masker, the director of game operations at Cloud Imperium Games, has warned that it may be a whole lot more massive than people expect—especially folks who are stuck with data caps.
The unhappy word came in response to a Roberts Space Industries forum user who posted a message predicting that the final release of the game will be "significantly more compressed and optimized" than it currently is, resulting in an initial client size of 30-40GB. Patches will also be optimized, he added, and would thus run in the hundreds of megabytes each.
Not so, said Masker. "As I have already said, I would not count on this," he wrote. "The game compression and asset removal is unlikely to yield such high gains that we will be able to reduce our client size to 30-40GB. The size and number of assets that are left to deliver means that our client size is much more likely to be 100GB."
"Also, yes we are optimizing game patching for speed and to only deliver diffs, but this is unlikely to reduce actual patch size," he continued. "Again, each patch has 100s of assets, each of these assets are at times 200mb, this leads to 2-6gb patches, and if we end up doing a file type re-factor and have to re-download 30-40% of the assets on the hard-drive, then the patch will be 14-20gb."
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:24 AM
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Yeesh, that's pretty big. Even my biggest game is sitting at around 62GB (FFXIII), and that's because the videos aren't very compressed, I think.

Remember the days when we thought breaking DVD5 size was large? Heck, remember when games switched to DVD storage?

This game would need to be stored on multiple Blu-ray disks (or one with 2 50GB layers, or 4 25GB layers) XD
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My 256GB SSD doesn't seem very big anymore...
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I knew it would happen sooner or later, but I didn't expect it to be this soon.
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My 256GB SSD doesn't seem very big anymore...
The game will ship on it's own SSD with room for patches lol.
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My 256GB SSD doesn't seem very big anymore...
Thus why I posted the 500GB deal last week. With about 95 free and knowing GTA V will take 60.... UGH.

We'll be needing 1TB drives very soon, with or without moving files.
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Thus why I posted the 500GB deal last week. With about 95 free and knowing GTA V will take 60.... UGH.

We'll be needing 1TB drives very soon, with or without moving files.
Yeah, I have a lot of older stuff I need to play through, so I'll stick with my 256 for now. Hoping I can hold out until 1TB drives are down around $200.
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Yeah, I have a lot of older stuff I need to play through, so I'll stick with my 256 for now. Hoping I can hold out until 1TB drives are down around $200.
What's the big deal, don't you guys just copy and paste to and from HDD to SSD your games when you want to play them?
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That's gigantic.
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What's the big deal, don't you guys just copy and paste to and from HDD to SSD your games when you want to play them?
Sure, but I like to bounce around between games a lot. Only being able to have two games installed is too restrictive to me. We're not there yet, but 60GB games are now common place for big AAA titles, and eventually they'll be pushing 80-100 regularly.
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